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Celebrated in the Streets: Politicians Immortalized by Striking Graffiti Images

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The art of graffiti permeates all spheres of our life, and organically embraces politics as well. Legendary figures are immortalized by street artists which underscores their role in history.

 

Sputnik guides you through urban streets decorated with the graffiti paintings devoted to remarkable politicians and some other outstanding individuals.

 

© Sputnik / Mikhail VoskresenskiyRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Moscow.
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Moscow.
© AFP 2021 / Juan BarretoLate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at the popular Petare neighborhood in Caracas, on June 9, 2016.
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Late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at the popular Petare neighborhood in Caracas, on June 9, 2016.
© AP Photo / Yorgos KarahalisGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Athens.
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Athens.
© AFP 2021 / Mohammed AbedLate Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Gaza City.
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Late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Gaza City.
© AP Photo / Dmitry LovetskyA janitor with the head of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Saint Petersburg.
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A janitor with the head of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Saint Petersburg.
© AFP 2021 / Johannes EiseleFormer Chinese leader Mao Zedong with Chinese yuan signs in his eyes, Shanghai.
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Former Chinese leader Mao Zedong with Chinese yuan signs in his eyes, Shanghai.
© AFP 2021 / John MacdougallThe graffiti-covered mural painting "My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love" by Russian painter Dmitri Vrubel, depicting the kiss between then Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev (L) and East German leader Erich Honecker at the East Side Gallery, a stretch of the Berlin wall, in Berlin.
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The graffiti-covered mural painting "My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love" by Russian painter Dmitri Vrubel, depicting the kiss between then Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev (L) and East German leader Erich Honecker at the East Side Gallery, a stretch of the Berlin wall, in Berlin.
© AFP 2021 / Louai BesharaSyrians dressed in military uniform stand in front of a mural of President Bashar Assad during a rally in Damascus on December 2, 2011.
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Syrians dressed in military uniform stand in front of a mural of President Bashar Assad during a rally in Damascus on December 2, 2011.
© AP Photo / Ben CurtisA mural of former United States President Barack Obama, created by Kenyan graffiti artist Bankslave, at the GoDown Arts Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
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A mural of former United States President Barack Obama, created by Kenyan graffiti artist Bankslave, at the GoDown Arts Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
© Sputnik / Vitaliy BelousovWorld's first space traveler, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, Cosmonauts Alley, Moscow.
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World's first space traveler, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, Cosmonauts Alley, Moscow.
© AP Photo / Michel SpinglerA painting by English graffiti artist Banksy is seen at the entrance of the Calais refugee camp in France. The elusive graffiti artist depicted late Apple guru Steve Jobs — whose biological father was from Syria — carrying a black garbage bag and an early model of the Macintosh computer.
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A painting by English graffiti artist Banksy is seen at the entrance of the Calais refugee camp in France. The elusive graffiti artist depicted late Apple guru Steve Jobs — whose biological father was from Syria — carrying a black garbage bag and an early model of the Macintosh computer.
© AFP 2021 / Yuri CortezPope Francis in Ecatepec - a rough, crime-plagued Mexico City suburb - where he would celebrate an open-air mass, on February 14, 2016.
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Pope Francis in Ecatepec - a rough, crime-plagued Mexico City suburb - where he would celebrate an open-air mass, on February 14, 2016.
© Sputnik / Sergey MalgavkoRussian President Vladimir Putin, Yalta, Crimea.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, Yalta, Crimea.
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